Security


Review: Staying Patched with SolarWinds

Patch Manager 1.8 is a useful companion to Windows Server Update Services, and eases the distribution and reporting of patches and security fixes.

VMware Issues Security Update for DoS Flaw

The vulnerability only affects client-side users.

Java Zero-Day Exploit Being Sold on Black Market

The Oracle flaw is being shopped online by an unknown source.

Windows 8 Patching Right on Schedule

Discovered vulnerabilities this early in the software's lifecycle should be neither shocking or unexpected.

Major Vulnerability Found in Skype

Attackers could have accessed your account in a matter of minutes.

Microsoft's November Security Update Fixes 4 Windows 8 Flaws

Microsoft's first security update after the release of its newest OS features three "critical" bulletin items that address 4 reported issues for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Microsoft Readying 3 Security Updates for Windows 8

According to Microsoft's security update advance notification for November, there will be four "critical," one "important" and one "moderate" bulletin items released this coming Tuesday.

Security Firm Willing To Sell Windows 8 Hole to Highest Bidder

A French security company has claimed that it's found a security issue in Windows 8. Want to find out what it is? You gotta pay first.

Bad Passwords Won't Die

Why even use a password if you're just going to use easily guessable entries?

Microsoft SIR: Phishing Sites Targeting Financial Institutions

Phishers go where the money is.

Windows 8 Management, Security and Licensing Changes: What IT Pros Need To Know

From hardware to device management to security to IE 10 oddities, here's an in-depth look at what you should be aware of when Microsoft rolls out Windows 8 later this week.

Security Resources for Microsoft's Windows 8/RT/Surface/WP8/IE 10 Launches

Starting on Friday, Microsoft's bonanza of software and hardware relases begin.

'miniFlame' Malware Spreading Through Middle East

A new Flame malware variant that's designed to steal personal data from a targeted machine was identified by security firm Kaspersky Labs this week.

Wave Exec Sees Trusted Computing Gains with Windows 8 and 'Secure Boot'

A new "secure boot" firmware protocol that Microsoft will support with Windows 8 may have stirred up controversies, but it's all old hat for companies like Wave Systems Corp.

Microsoft SIR: App Vulnerabilities on the Rise, Key Gen Malware Out of Control

You had a good half year if you were in the business exploiting application flaws and spreading malware through software key generators.

Android Security Risks Increasing as Popularity Grows

Android, which has seen the number of Trojans targeting the platform nearly triple in just the last three months, is being targeted by attackers as high levels due to its large install base.

Another Light Patch Tuesday: Calm Before the Storm?

Has two small security updates in a row put you in a state of complacency?

Microsoft's Got a New Security Toy

Phone authentication could be installed in quite a few Microsoft products in the near future.

1 'Critical' Item and 2 Advisories in Microsoft's October Security Update

For the second month in a row, Microsoft is releasing an uncharacteristically light security update.

Microsoft Acquires Mobile Security Authentication Company

Microsoft has acquired PhoneFactor, a provider of mobile-based authentication solutions, according to announcements made by both companies.

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